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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002


  • Thursday, Friday10 am-3 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 4 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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Picture Books We Love

No More Pencils, No More Books

Summer might be approaching and school winding down to a close, but we're hoping that your summer is still filled with LOTS of books and leisure reading. Around this time of year grateful parents start asking us for suggestions for end-of-the-year gifts for their children's teachers. Here are a few of our favorite ideas: BIG BOOKS FOR THE CLASSROOM These oversized picture books are hard to find in stores, but seem to be on every teacher's wishlist. While they might not make the cut in a teacher's classroom budget (especially when most supplies are bought out of the teacher's own pocket), they have huge impact on the students. With these big books, everyone can clearly see the pictures during story time, and the large size makes independent reading and art exploration even more fun. TOTE BAGS You can never have enough tote bags! Great for carrying papers and materials back and forth to work, storing your lunch, using for quick trips to the store, or even for just toting around town to show off your love of children's book character. THANK YOU CARDS Teachers can always use thank you cards and these Very Hungry Caterpillar ones are super cute! MUSEUM MEMBERSHIPS Teacher/Librarian memberships to The Carle are only $35 and would give your child's educator the chance to visit the Museum free of charge for the year, get a discount in the store, and get invitations to exclusive museum events - including our fabulous annual Educator night (plus free Membership goodies). Want more ideas? We've made it easy for you. Visit our "For Educators" section of our online shop. Readers, share some of your favorite teacher gift suggestions with us in the comments.

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